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 2020-04-07 17:00 

Business Live

MARKET WRAP: JSE and rand firmer on improved global risk sentiment...

The local bourse recorded gains for a second trading session, as investors grow more optimistic that the spread of Covid-19 may have peaked...

 2020-04-07 16:57 

News24

International Covid-19 update: 'UK could see 66 000 death toll', people rush out of Wuhan...

A study says the UK could see as many as 66 000 Covid-19 deaths during the first wave of the current pandemic, and other big stories from around the world....

 2020-04-07 16:52 

News24

FIRST TAKE: Smiling Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams takes us all, and the president, for a ride...

Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, or "StellaRated";, as she is known on Twitter, needs to be disciplined by President Cyril Ramaphosa. Going to dinner parties while the rest of South Africa is under a three-week lockdown undermines his whole effort to get c...

 2020-04-07 16:45 

Daily Nation

Mandera confirms 2 Covid-19 cases, quarantines 14 contacts...

The two returned from Europe and stayed in Kilifi before proceeding to the county....

 2020-04-07 16:45 

Daily Nation

- Daily Nation...

He must stop his antics and let the NMS to fully discharge its duties....

 2020-04-07 16:44 

Daily Nation

Brute force negates anti-Covid-19 effort...

Citizens were stopped, harassed and denied passage to their homes....

 2020-04-07 16:30 

Business Report (IOL)

Uganda central bank cuts interest rate by one percentage point...

Uganda's central bank said it would reduce its key interest rate by one percentage point to 8 percent....

 2020-04-07 16:28 

Daily Nation

CRB listing moratorium good chance to review credit scoring...

The objective was not to lock the consumer out of the credit market....

 2020-04-07 16:19 

News24

Mkhize: Health workers are our primary soldiers in coronavirus fight, they have to be safe...

Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize says no health professional will be forced to work in an area where they do not feel protected....

 2020-04-07 16:17 

Standard Digital

Africa could lose 20m jobs due to virus, warns African Union...

About 20 million jobs are at risk in Africa as the continent's economies are projected to shrink this year due to the impact of the coronavirus...

 2020-04-07 16:11 

Daily Nation

To beat coronavirus, arm the foot soldiers...

Global health plays a crucial role in global security....

 2020-04-07 16:05 

Business Live

Cyril Ramaphosa summons minister over socialising photo...

The communications minister has been pictured not maintaining the 1m, social-distancing requirement, to the president's concern...

 2020-04-07 16:05 

Business Live

Lufthansa to close Germanwings to survive coronavirus impact...

German airline group shuts Germanwings nearly a week after union ends cabin crew strike...

 2020-04-07 16:05 

Business Live

Technology is keeping Pirates on their toes, says Fortune Makaringe...

Club's small army of office technical boffins regularly produce slick video clips for players and fans...

 2020-04-07 16:05 

Business Live

TONY LEON: SA's gasping economy was written in the stars...

While the virus may have taken the world by surprise, our leaders knew we were heading for potential ruin...

 2020-04-07 16:05 

Business Live

KATE THOMPSON FERREIRA: Choose your own adventure: making deliberate choices about a techie, post-virus world...

Many firms have had to scramble, and many more to fundamentally rethink what productivity looks like when you're judged on output and not proximity...

 2020-04-07 16:05 

Business Live

Taxi industry launches R3.5bn Covid-19 relief fund...

The SA National Taxi Council says the fund, to which it is hoped business will contribute, with some taxi businesses likely to collapse...

 2020-04-07 16:00 

Daily Nation

WhatsApp tightens sharing limits to curb virus misinformation...

The new policy limits users to forwarding certain messages to one "chat" at a time....

 2020-04-07 15:55 

News24

WATCH | Bo-Kaap the latest Cape Town suburb to host urgent Covid-19 testing...

The historic suburb of the Bo-Kaap in Cape Town has become the latest to host urgent Covid-19 testing....

 2020-04-07 15:50 

Daily Nation

Tharaka-Nithi reserves 4 main hospitals for Covid-19, referral cases...

This will help reduce congestion, the Tharaka-Nithi governor says....

 2020-04-07 15:48 

News24

Lockdown: Home Affairs to screen everyone accessing its offices...

Home Affairs is part of the essential services allowed to operate during lockdown. Currently, all the offices are only offering death registrations, temporary identity documents and reissuing of birth certificates....

 2020-04-07 15:46 

News24

Coronavirus: Western Cape Covid-19 cases up again...

Twenty-eight people are in hospital with Covid-19 in the Western Cape, and 10 in ICU, as the case number in the province rises to 490, Premier Alan Winde has said....

 2020-04-07 15:42 

Daily Nation

Let's protect those who fall victim of 'protectors' during Covid-19 crisis...

Report sexual, domestic and gender-based violence to the toll-free helpline 1195....

 2020-04-07 15:41 

News24

Herman Mashaba: Silence in the face of our looming economic disaster...

The crippling effects of lockdown on our economy are most obvious. It is already having a severe impact on businesses, both big and small. Herman Mashaba believes the country needs to put the economy on top of our agenda, along with healthcare, during thi...

 2020-04-07 15:37 

Standard Digital

MP distributes 10,000 masks, water tanks to fight Covid-19...

Legislator says initiative meant to bolster the fight against coronavirus pandemic...

 2020-04-07 15:35 

Standard Digital

Table-Tennis Activities postponed in Kenya...

According to the Kenya Table Tennis Association (KTTA) Chairman Andrew Mudibo, the decision to postpone the 2020 calendar of activities was reached af...

 2020-04-07 15:34 

The New Humanitarian

In the news: Hospitals likely attacked by Syrian government 'and/or its allies', UN finds...

Hedged with "probable" and "plausible", a UN panel confirms attacks on civilian sites....

 2020-04-07 15:30 

Standard Digital

Security guard, family put into forced quarantine in Bomet...

Sitonik said they received a tip from the residents before the authorities took action....

 2020-04-07 15:30 

Business Report (IOL)

Ghana urged to consider tax breaks to ease blow from virus...

Republic Bank Ghana Ltd. is urging the government to cut tax rates to cushion the economy from the fallout of the coronavirus....

 2020-04-07 15:30 

Daily Nation

Submerged by debt: Emerging economies at risk from virus...

Many emerging economies were already in dire straits before the pandemic....

 2020-04-07 15:25 

News24

Ndabeni-Abrahams lockdown picture: It was not social lunch, visit was for 'essential business' - Manana...

The former deputy minister of higher education, Mduduzi Manana, has attempted to set the record straight on the controversial visit by Communications Minister Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams to his private residence....

 2020-04-07 15:22 

Standard Digital

Kenya to reap big from Africa free trade area...

Economists predict that East Africa will receive up to Sh180 billion in welfare gains....

 2020-04-07 15:22 

Standard Digital

West will not save us from pandemic...

Kenya has already witnessed the withdrawal of Sh11 billion (Sh1.1 trillion) from the Nairobi Securities Exchange...

 2020-04-07 15:10 

Business Live

WATCH: Property's resilience to be tested during Covid-19...

Seeff Property Group chair Samuel Seeff talks about how the local property sector will survive the pandemic...

 2020-04-07 15:10 

Business Live

Doctors in Zimbabwe sue state for not providing protection against Covid-19...

The Zimbabwe Association of Doctors for Human Rights says there is a 'dire shortage' of ventilators, oxygen tanks, biohazard suits and N95 masks...

 2020-04-07 15:09 

Business Live

SA can move from junk status to comeback kid by doing the right things...

Strong institutions should push the government harder to accelerate reforms to improve the economic growth outlook...

 2020-04-07 15:09 

Business Live

Cheetahs announce contract extensions of six players...

The rugby side extends contracts of Junior Pokomela and Aidon Davis among others...

 2020-04-07 15:06 

News24

Ramaphosa defends 21-day lockdown decision, govt set for more talks...

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the government will assess the effectiveness of the 21-day lockdown, which is due to end on 16 April, in the coming days....

 2020-04-07 15:04 

Uganda Radio Network

Baby Born to COVID-19 Positive Mother Tests Negative to Deadly Virus...

The baby girl born to a mother who tested positive for the coronavirus disease-COVID-19 is negative. The baby's sample was taken to Uganda Virus Research Institute-UVRI for testing and the results show that she does not have the virus....

 2020-04-07 15:02 

Uganda Radio Network

Gov't Clears People Power to Donate Food Relief...

URN has now learnt that items including flour, beans, salt and soap will be handed over to the Ministry of Health on Wednesday....

 2020-04-07 15:00 

The New Humanitarian

Briefing: As Congo's Ebola epidemic draws to a close, coronavirus concerns and relapse risks...

Aid groups are scaling down response efforts but survivors can still infect others, and the COVID-19 outbreak is stirring concern....

 2020-04-07 15:00 

Business Report (IOL)

Covid-19 lockdown shows that SA's laws around eSignatures on last wills and testaments are outdated...

South African law needs to recognise electronic signatures to authenticate important legal documents such as Last Wills and Testaments....

 2020-04-07 14:54 

News24

International Covid-19 update: EU to put up billions to help countries, Bangladeshis 'denied care'...

The EU is to put up 15 billion euros to help poor countries around the world fight the coronavirus epidemic, and other top stories from around the world....

 2020-04-07 14:51 

News24

Lockdown: NGO withdraws case against Ramaphosa, SANDF and police over alleged unlawful conduct...

Fair and Equitable Society confirmed the case had been withdrawn after they received a response from President Cyril Ramaphosa and after further consultation with their legal team....

 2020-04-07 14:49 

Standard Digital

Covid-19: Names of places where police will erect roadblocks...

PS Kibicho says roadblocks meant to contain the spread of coronavirus and not to punish Kenyans...

 2020-04-07 14:49 

Standard Digital

Covid-19: Where police will erect roadblocks...

PS Kibicho says roadblocks meant to contain the spread of coronavirus and not to punish Kenyans...

 2020-04-07 14:43 

News24

Coronavirus: Zimbabwe doctors sue over 'dire shortage' of protective gear...

Zimbabwean doctors have filed a lawsuit aimed at compelling the government to beef up coronavirus protection for public hospitals and healthcare workers....

 2020-04-07 14:42 

Daily Nation

KPL: Season still suspended indefinitely...

Defending champions Gor Mahia are at the helm of the log....

 2020-04-07 14:39 

Uganda Radio Network

COVID-19 Complicates Efforts to Fight Desert Locusts...

Agriculture Minister Vincent Bamulangaki Ssempijja says that they are currently unable to buy nose masks because of the stiff competition for them with countries that want to protect their people from the virus. They were also unable to get some of the pe...

 2020-04-07 14:32 

Uganda Radio Network

Police in Kitgum Stuck With Capital Offenders As Courts Remain Closed...

Security personnel say the suspects were arrested on separate days shortly after courts were suspended and have since remained in detention at Kitgum central police station....

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